British Sky Broadcasting

Ofcom clears BSkyB, part-owned by News Corp, but slams James Murdoch

James Murdoch's conduct was deemed to be "ill-judged".

British Sky Broadcasting Group gained approval to keep its broadcast licence, a regulator ruled, while criticising board member James Murdoch's reaction to phone-hacking revelations at News Corporation, which owns 39 per cent of the pay-television operator.

Friday, 21 September, 2012, 4:31am

Rupert: the bear we have to cross

Feeling sympathy for Rupert Murdoch is an entirely new and slightly uncomfortable sensation, especially for someone like me. I've spent some four decades striving never to work for a Murdoch publication.

Yet, even for a Murdoch sceptic, there was something unedifying about Murdoch's treatment at the recent News Corporation shareholders' meeting in Los Angeles.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Murdoch heir to attend HK event

James Murdoch, embattled son of media mogul Rupert, will speak in Hong Kong next month at what has been termed a question-and-answer session - but it is uncertain whether he will be taking any tough questions like those he fielded from British politicians last month.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Let justice prevail for a well-respected judge

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Free press a check on abuse of power

When the media becomes the story, that can spell trouble for freedom of the press. Shocking revelations of callous invasions of privacy and bribery of police in Britain that have caused outrage are an example. In the mood that prevails now, many might sympathise with moves to clip the wings of London's sensational tabloids.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Oscar the Labrador

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Globe waits for referee's TV call

Pubs and taverns may offer a home away from home, but they are not always warmly embraced by their own neighbours.

Last November, the Globe, a British-style pub, left its 14-year home in Hollywood Road for the basement of Garley Building in Graham Street in Central, after its landlord doubled the rent. Now the owners must win over the new locals.

10 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Arianespace sees 20pc rise in satellite demand

Demand for satellite launches from customers in the Asia-Pacific would increase 20 per cent as high-definition broadcasting became more popular, said Arianespace, the biggest satellite launch provider for the area.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Prebble's early winners classic case study in the benefit of hard work

Top jockey Brett Prebble mused on the time that horses can take to find themselves after an early double that at least gave Douglas Whyte pause for thought in the Jockey Challenge.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Sneak preview

The media got a glimpse of the main features of the new Legislative Council, including a public gallery and souvenir shop. What do you think of the decision to have a sky garden closed to the public? Write to us

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Sky's the limit

Young canto-pop group SKY will be busy this summer with the release of their new album and an appearance in a TV drama.

The album Higher Than SKY will be their second - their debut SKY X SKY was released in October.

21 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

SmarTech wards off talk on $77m net loss problem

The newly appointed chairman of troubled industrial mould-maker SmarTech Digital Manufacturing Holdings has refused to comment on the problems facing the company.

Hua Zhixiang declined to answer questions after the company's annual general meeting, saying: 'Let's talk about them on another day.'

Mr Hua was appointed chairman on June 7.

22 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Viewers gain reprieve on axed Star TV channels

Star TV has bowed to pressure from angry customers and agreed to wait a month before axing seven of the eight channels they have been receiving.

About 1,000 families were due to have had their movie, sport and British television channels switched off this week, but the station is giving them until the end of this month because of the outcry.

3 May 2001 - 12:00am

Rupert Murdoch diagnosed with prostate cancer

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will begin treatment in the next month.

The 69-year-old Australian-born businessman, whose media interests include Hong Kong-based Star TV, was diagnosed with a low-grade form of the disease during a routine medical check.

17 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Conspiracy theories now all the rage

THE Murdoch United affair took more twists this week. This is an age in which conspiracy theories run rampant.

Made cynical by Watergate we're all in a state of permanent skepticism thanks to Oliver Stone and the X Files.

No wonder that the billion-dollar Manchester United buyout should have spawned so many flaky fantasies.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am